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Riz Ahmed shares brother’s account of brush with racism

Actor Riz Ahmed took to Twitter to give an insight into the "everyday racism" his brother, Kamran Ahmed, a psychiatrist, encountered at airport security.

By: PTI | London |
May 7, 2019 5:29:34 pm
Riz Ahmed brother Kamran Ahmed racism Riz Ahmed’s brother Kamran Ahmed shared tweets addressing the racism he faced. (Photo: Riz Ahmed/Instagram)

Actor Riz Ahmed on Tuesday shared an account highlighting the racism his brother faced on a recent trip to Australia.

The Pakistani-British actor took to Twitter to give an insight into the “everyday racism” his brother, Kamran Ahmed, a psychiatrist, encountered at airport security.

Riz retweeted Kamran’s post which read, “Man behind me: Hurry up! We can’t wait all day. Me (going fast as others): I can’t go faster, learn some manners.

“Man: I’m an English gentleman, we invented manners. Me: I’m English too, that’s got… Man (sarcastic): Really? #racism rears its ugly head again.”

The Night Of star captioned the tweet, saying “My brother is a psychiatrist writing on mental health, music, racism… landed in Australia and this is what happens to him. Just another example of #everydayracism.”

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